In Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace, Scott Hahn, a member of Opus Dei, describes the organization’s founding, its mission, and its profound influence on his life.
Author: Scott Hahn
A deeply personal introduction to the biblical theology and spirituality of Opus Dei by the bestselling Catholic author Scott Hahn. To conspiracy theorists, Opus Dei is a highly secretive and powerful international organization. To its members, however, Opus Dei is a spiritual path, a way of incorporating the teachings of Jesus into everyday life. In Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace, Scott Hahn, a member of Opus Dei, describes the organization’s founding, its mission, and its profound influence on his life. Hahn recounts the invaluable part Opus Dei played in his conversion from Evangelical Christianity to Catholicism and explains why its teachings remain at the center of his life. Through stories about his job, his marriage, his role as a parent, and his community activities, Hahn shows how Opus Dei’s spirituality enriches the meaning of daily tasks and transforms ordinary relationships. He offers inspiring insights for reconciling spiritual and material goals, discussing topics ranging from ambition, workaholism, friendship, and sex, to the place of prayer and sacrifice in Christianity today. Engaging and enlightening, Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace is at once a moving personal story and an inspiring work of contemporary spirituality.
The ordinary work of the Spirit they can readily receive , for it is what they are
accustomed to ; but as the constitution of the human mind is such that anything extraordinary excites suspicion in it , it is only what might be expected that when
“Work as 'a Mass': Reflections on the Laity's Participation in the Munus
Sacerdotale in the Writings of the Founder of Opus Dei.” Romana 50 (2010): 192
–206. Hahn, Scott. Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace: My Spiritual Journey in
Author: Martin Schlag
Publisher: Catholic University of America Press
Spirituality and gift are notions that are en vogue. Topics such as spirituality at the workplace, spirituality management, spirituality in leadership, organizational spirituality and other related topics are trending in management literature. The “logic of gift” is also appearing more frequently, especially in attempts to rethink the way our economy works in order to include the marginalized. “br>The expression “logic of gift” was introduced into official Catholic social teaching by Pope Benedict XVI, who presented it in association with the principle of gratuitousness, which in turn is an expression of fraternity. However, before Caritas in Veritate and ever since Marcel Mauss’s groundbreaking work The Gift, the importance of gift for human relationships and for the cohesion of society had been increasingly recognized. Alain Caillé and Jacques T. Godbout further fleshed out the implication of gift for contemporary society in the context of secular social sciences, striving to overcome utilitarianism. It was the “civil economy” movement, however, that exercised greatest influence on Benedict XVI’s encyclical Caritas in Veritate/i..brbrThis present volume reflects on the general scope of these notions for business and society. This is done by structuring the book in two parts, each dedicated to one of the two concepts. Each part has two general chapters and two that apply the notions to business and to business education. The authors are a mix of well-known emeritus professors and younger talented emerging scholars. We have also been careful to combine European with American authors.brbriA Catholic Spirituality for Business: The Logic of Gift
Lessons from Those Who Help Others in Extraordinary Ways Kathleen A.
Brehony. tary school . ... Eunice lives an ordinary life and has an ordinary job , but
she brings extraordinary grace to her work when she sings . Her voice is
Author: Kathleen A. Brehony
Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
A psychotherapist explores the origins of compassion, grace, and altruism through studies of religion and science, showing the deep motivations of selfless behaviors and demonstrating how the good can cast out the bad. Reprint.
S. Hahn, Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace. My Spiritual Journey in Opus Dei,
Darton Longman Todd, Washington 2006. J. L. Illanes, Sanctification of Work,
Princeton, Scepter, 2003. D. Le Tourneau, What is Opus Dei?, Dublin, Mercier ...
Author: Fernando Ocáriz
Publisher: Scepter Publishers
Work is a fundamental element of human life that claims much of our time. Consider Jesus’ 30 years as a carpenter under the tutelage of St. Joseph! Our natural tendency can be to often curse or shirk its presence in life, instead of recognizing its true value as a source of personal development, improvement of society, and means of holiness and apostolate. The core part of the book is a dialogue between numerous scholars and Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz about the message of St. Josemaría Escrivá, one of the great teachers of modern spirituality, who has taught us to sanctify work, to sanctify oneself at work, and to sanctify others through work. Use these words to reflect on the meaning of work in your own life and to learn how to change your perception of work as a burden into work as a source of sanctification.
A prayer book for one and for all, for personal prayer and family blessing, The Work of Your Hands gives voice to the prayers of the heart.
Author: Diana Macalintal
Publisher: Liturgical Press
A prayer book for one and for all, for personal prayer and family blessing, The Work of Your Hands gives voice to the prayers of the heart. Diana Macalintal lifts up the extraordinary and the ordinary moments of life in humble yet beautifully wrought prayers that evoke our longings, confess our fears, and sing of our joys. Offering praise and asking for blessing, she helps us recognize the presence and grace of God in the work and play, the up and down of daily life.
Six women from Jesus' family line in the Bible, six women from Jesus' family today in the Church - all ordinary yet all extraordinary!
Author: Mary Whelchel
Publisher: Christian Focus
Six women from Jesus' family line in the Bible, six women from Jesus' family today in the Church - all ordinary yet all extraordinary! Offers hope and encouragement to all women, regardless of past failures, defeats, or missed opportunities.
Author: Ireland. Local Government BoardPublish On: 1879
... unusual pressure , and unavoidable suffering , which the ordinary working of
the Poor Law and the measures already sanctioned by Her Majesty's
Government may not be able to meet . “ It has been further represented to His Grace that in ...
... receive deeper mortifications and ruder usages , unless where an extraordinary grace supplies the want of ordinary notices , as the apostles were
enabled to their preachings ; but he therefore that carries and imports into the
It will be said that the first preachers of the gospel were furnished with extraordinary gifts, whereby their ministry was ... But why shall we not think that
the ordinary gifts of the ministry are as sufficient for the ordinary work of it as the extraordinary were for that which was extraordinary? ... according to their larger
measures of grace and gifts, the work would have a proportionate success in
their hands unto ...
... Scott Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace: My Spiritual Journey in Opus Dei (
Doubledav 2006) Hutchison, Robert Their Kingdom Come: Inside the Secret
World of Opus Dei (Corgi 2005) Keenan, William St Josemaria Escrivd and the
It will be said that the first preachers of the gospel were furnished with extraordinary gifts , whereby their ministry was ... But why shall we not think that
the ordinary gifts of the ministry are as sufficient for the ordinary work of it as the extraordinary were for that which was extraordinary ? ... according to their larger
measures of grace and gifts , the work would have a proportionate success in
their hands unto ...
Ordinary Work , Extraordinary Grace : My Spiri - tual Journey in Opus Dei . New
York : Doubleday , 2006 ( ISBN 0 - 385 - 51924 - 9 ) . A very positive and
personal account of Opus Dei , written by a renowned professor of theology at
And though riches may be made use of to good purposes , yet it will require a
more than ordinary grace of God so to use them ; which extraordinary grace is
seldom asked by , and therefore seldom given to , such whose hearts are
Jacob , on the other hand , grace presents the same difficulty as any corhad little
of Esau ' s generosity . ... These Grace , and yet the will to be unrestrained . words
have been perplexing to many persons , The ordinary working of Divine Grace is
as they seem to ... We can set no limits to men to eternal life without reference to
their what God can do in an extraordinary way . characters ; but the scope of the ...
may be called extraordinary ; as was once seen in the miraculous conversion of
three thousand persons at once ; and ... by any ordinary or extraordinary grace ,
to reclaim them ; but rained down fire and brimstone from heaven to consume ...
God saw that green isle in want and woe ; and grace performed the great work
which gladdened the hearts of all Christians . True , there ... Many mistake the ordinary operations of the Spirit for the extraordinary manifestations of the
And if we consider those extraordinary manifestations which God made of himself
to saints of old , we shall find that he ... men , and in the manifestations God
makes of himself and of his mercy in Christ , in the ordinary works of his grace on